The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has poured out dissatisfaction over the new law from the Ministry of Interior head by Rauf Aregbesola that compulsory payment of N30,000 by Churches to perform statutory marriages and N21,000 for each marriages certificate.
PFN has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior.
PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge license for Christian worship centres for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate alleged that it is an attempt to commercialize Christian marriages in the country.
One would recall the Ministry of Internal Affairs affirms that only 314 churches in Nigeria are licensed to conduct statutory marriages in Nigeria.
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